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21 September 2017
OTM TV launches with a feast of Group 1 glory
Owners' grand moments are being thrust into the spotlight with tonight's launch of OTM TV, a Trots Media production hosted by Larni Salathiel. The program, which is backed by Trots Media's digital sponsor Alabar, celebrates all things ownership and began with a special TAB Breeders Crown...
7 September 2017
Alabar, Trots Media announce digital partnership
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced an exciting partnership with Alabar Bloodstock, which has joined the Trots Media team as official digital content partner. “We are stoked. Alabar has always had a strong understanding of the value associated with embracing quality digital and social...
7 September 2017
Victoria Cup Lunch to benefit from Angelique Club's warm embrace
The Angelique Club’s treasured role in the trots will be elevated with the staging of this year’s Allied Express Victoria Cup Lunch, which will include the $200,000 feature’s barrier draw. The Tuesday lunch will embrace spring racing amid a busy times for Victoria’s racing codes,...
29 August 2017
Stable Of Stars: Live On Broadway to step out for Humbletonian Day
Live On Broadway will make his second play for success for his Stable Of Stars owners as part of Thursday's Humbletonian Day. Fresh from an impressive trial at Kilmore last Tuesday, Live On Broadway will join the 10-race field of horses seeking their first win when he steps out at Maryborough at...
28 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: All hail the champs on a memorable Super Sunday
A typically thrilling Super Sunday saw the trots stars of the 2016-17 season reign supreme in its gripping grand final, the TAB Breeders Crown. Amid chilling winds and a few bouts of hail, the kingpins of Australasian racing left an indelible mark and none were more prominent than driver Chris Alford....
27 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: Hear from the Race To Royalty champs
Legends are made on Super Sunday when the Race To Royalty brings some of Australasia's best horses together for the TAB Breeders Crown. Stay tuned for words from the winning connections soon after their triumph. Aldebaran Park Breeders Crown 2YO trotting colts and geldings Winner: WOBELEE Driver...
20 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: General pattern repeats, favourites foiled
A Mach Three soldier is again leading the Victorian trots resistance after Our Little General upstaged some of Australasia’s most fearsome three-year-olds to land a timely blow. The reigning Breeders Crown champ and Victoria Derby winner was back to his best in clipping Mark Purdon’s favourite...
20 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: Fillies flipped by Cran and a Queenslander
So long the plaything of Emma Stewart’s stable this season the two-year-old fillies’ class was turned on its ear at Bendigo in the Race To Royalty. Despite an enormous performance, Nostra Villa’s unbeaten streak was broken by Cran Dalgety’s Our Bettor Joy, while Queensland’s...
15 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: Bill's Memory comes flooding back
Trainer-driver Bill Trembath is rapt to just have a runner in the Race To Royalty, but in Hows The Memory he may have much more than just a competitive starter. Trembath’s two-year-old filly announced herself with an impressive victory in her TAB Breeders Crown heat at Shepparton, upstaging a well-rated...
6 August 2017
Derby boys bumped by Zac's Belle of the ball
A fine filly tipped out the boys and extended a stellar season for the tight-knit trio trainer Anton Golino, owner Pat Driscoll and driver Zac Phillips, who landed the Seelite Windows & Doors Victoria Trotters Derby. Victorian and New South Wales Oaks winner Une Belle Allure added a crown typically...
6 August 2017
Wonderful season continues with Classic Wobelee domination
If there was one box left to tick to reaffirm Wobelee’s status as the finest two-year-old trotter of the season consider it ticked, marked and crossed. The Alison Alford trained, Chris Alford driven and Colin Murphy owned Down Under Muscles two-year-old was in a class of his own in winning the...
28 July 2017
Shep debut the start of something special for Bootle family
You can lock in a win for Don Bootle at Shepparton on Saturday night, despite analysts not giving his runner much chance of scoring in her maiden pace. A race start for the trainer ’s five-year-old mare Winlock will be a victory for the Bootle family, having been the offspring of their unraced...
19 July 2017
The cheap purchase who changed Australian trotting
It didn’t cost a lot, but Ric Healy’s purchase from a yearling sale in 1958 would rewrite Australia’s trotting ranks and set the foundations for a dynasty that continues today. His purchase, Yendarra Hall, would two years later foal Maori Miss, a prolific mare whose reach stretches...
8 July 2017
Gavin Lang notches up win number 6000 on historic Vicbred night
It was fittingly a Group 1 win that would see Gavin Lang join the elite group of two Southern Hemisphere winners of 6000 races as a drive. Lang won the Captain Treacherous Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series final for three-year-old fillies with Tell Me Tales to join Chris Alford on the magical mark....
28 June 2017
Bellman and Robin's Vicbred thrill with family favourite
Horsham owned and trained four-year-old mare Bou Chard gave her connections a mighty thrill at Ballarat last Friday night when victorious in a heat of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series. When driver Chris Alford took defending Vicbred champion Rocknroll Magic to the lead early in the 2200m contest,...
20 June 2017
TrotLine: Stewart's huge Vicbred campaign kicks off tonight
A huge month of racing kicks off tonight with the start of the Empire Stallions Vicbred Super Series at Bendigo, where Emma Stewart’s all-powerful team looks set to fire plenty of early shots. The stable has 12 runners in tonight’s two-year-old pacings heats, a big play at what Stewart told...
19 June 2017
Free-legged mare breaks through at start No.46
Trafalgar trainer Chris Hunter said he was relatively confident going into today's Yarra Valley trots meeting that his mare, Feel The Rhythm, could win if she put her best hoof forward. She did that, with Chris Alford aboard from the pole, the Elsu-Rhythmaka mare scoring her first ever win at start...
14 June 2017
Jayden Barker relives first driving win on TrotLine
Jayden Barker has shared the thrill of his first winner as a driver, a profession he "loves". The 23-year-old has spent four years as a stablehand with David Miles and in his 2st start broke through for win number one at Shepparton on Sunday when he led and scored on Twoforsixty. "It took...
8 June 2017
Nick Hooper on the TrotLine to talk about winning double
Owner Nick Hooper was absolutely over the moon last night at Tabcorp Park Melton, walking away with a winning double courtesy of Amy Tubbs trained and drive Derrie Aire and Siliqua. Hooper joined Trots Media's Cody Winnell on the TrotLine to talk us through the background of the promising pacers,...
3 June 2017
Hells Belle the Oaks queen's done it again
A terrific Zac Phillips drive and a terrific horse combined to win a heck of a race for Anton Golino’s trotting team, adding the Noel Simpson Memorial Victoria Trotters Oaks to the mantelpiece. Only a fortnight after claiming the New South Wales equivalent, Une Belle Allure was advanced from a...
27 May 2017
My Field Marshall salutes again as Group 1 chase heats up
An ultra-impressive My Field Marshall mowed down some of Victoria’s best front runners to land another blow for those from the south-east of the Tasman. Just when the locals thought it was safe to return to the Tabcorp Park Melton straight after The Orange Agent's earth-scorching three weeks...
24 May 2017
The stakes are high, Guaranteed, for much-loved pacer
Fingers and toes will be crossed again this Saturday night when juvenile champion Guaranteed is rebooted for another career tilt. Part-owner Mark Thompson is among those hopeful the seven-year-old can show that old fire in the Golden Reign Free For All at Tabcorp Park Melton. “As a two and three-year-old...
11 May 2017
Cranbourne to lavish owners with love Saturday night
It’s never been more attractive to own the moment with Cranbourne Trots opening its doors and turning on its taps for trots owners. On Saturday night, which features the Bruce Skeggs Memorial Cranbourne Trotters Cup, Cranbourne will host an Owners and Industry Night, gifting free finger food and...
5 May 2017
Matt Craven takes up free offer to promote syndicates
The Harness Racing Victoria Own the Moment website currently has five horses being advertised to potential racehorse owners. The Own the Moment website is an online space to promote ownership to people wanting to get involved in the exciting world of trots ownership, and also, importantly, is a site...
27 April 2017
Milly set to fly the home-town flag after one final Melton hit-out
The Kiwis may be coming thick and fast for the Mares Triple Crown, but a local resistance stands resolute to defend their turf across three huge weeks of mares racing. Unaffected by the intent of well-rated The Orange Agent, Golden Goddess and Rocker Band, local hope Milly Perez will begin her triple...